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Rewash That Pre-Washed Bag Of Lettuce? Don't Bother (Probably)

Some listeners took issue with our off-the-cuff recommendation that they rewash already washed lettuce on All Things Considered yesterday. Today correspondent Dan Charles explains why there's not really a right answer.
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Is It Time To Honor Len Bias?

We chat with an author and biographer about the controversial legacy of former University of Maryland basketball player Len Bias.

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2 Years On, Gulf Families, Businesses Holding On

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Irwin Redlener, who found that children suffered mental and physical stress from the spill. Martin also checks in with Byron Encalade, whose oyster business is struggling.
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What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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Doctors Group Tells Patients To Go For Cheaper, High-Value Treatments

Patients can often skip expensive treatments for simpler, cheaper alternatives. That's the gist of a new campaign from the American College of Physicians. But they've got to convince not just patients, but doctors, too.
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Starbucks Ditches Bug-Based Red Dye In Strawberry Drink

Under pressure from vegetarians and vegans, Starbucks plans to stop using a red dye made from crushed bugs called cochineal in some strawberry drinks and rosy-hued baked goods by the end of June.
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When It Comes To A1C Blood Test For Diabetics, One Level No Longer Fits All

People with diabetes may have more options for managing the disease, with new guidelines that don't include a one-size-fits-all approach to blood glucose levels.
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Signs of a Slowdown in Health Care Spending

There are signs that health care spending growth has slowed down in the last few years. Diane and her panel of experts look at what higher deductibles, a move away from fee-for-service plans and other changes could mean for future health...

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